What keeps you from doing some regular exercise? This answer may shock you!
You have made the commitment to burn that extra fat in your body this year and you understand that there are going to be more obstacles to overcome in order to reach your weight loss goal than ever. You are highly motivated but feel like by the end of January your resolution will be broken. Because you’re fine with the healthy eating part but the other part, exercising, really annoys you.
According to a recent survey of more than 1,500 men and women, it’s mostly emotions, not a lack of determination, that keeps people from regular physical activity.
In other words, it’s not that people don’t know or don’t care that exercise is good for them but they are afraid of sweating it out in front of younger and fitter gym-goers.
Actually, overweight and obese people are stronger believers in the vital importance of exercise than those of normal weight. But many of them don’t want to go to gym because they are uncomfortable about exercising around fit people.
This kind of self-consciousness may affect women more than men. Compared to men, women are more likely to feel uncomfortable about using complicated fitness equipment and they also feel pressure to exercise in trendly clothes in front of the opposite sex.
You may be obese and overweight or may have only a few pounds to drop off, you should pay attention on this topic and ask yourself questions. What does this survey say to you?
You’ve already received the message from all the publicity about the vital importance of exercise. Now, you can find the real reason why you don’t like participating in exercise. Most of the negativism or barriers that are associated with not doing exercise are emotional and you have another daunting task here: Learn how to cope with your feelings and break the barriers!
Be good to yourself and it will help you cope with your worries.
It would be very wise that you have a positive self-image and feel good about who you are. Healthy eating and regular physical activity will improve your self-esteem. And having good feelings about yourself is a key to choosing the right diet and fitness which will fit into your lifestyle.
Most people begin their weight loss journey by ‘telling’ themselves to ‘lose weight’. Try to be a bit kind to yourself. Say ‘I’m gonna begin to be healthy and take better care of myself’. Also, you should focus on foods that you will be eating, not the ones you will be avoiding. ‘Don’t eat this, don’t eat that’ can leave a negative impact on your mind. Make use of positive and motivational words.
When it comes to weight loss, you may want to think about every detail of your resolution, including diet planning, exercises, time and effort. Most people create their own road block by not thinking about details.
Having the knowledge on how to get in shape properly will help you set realistic weight loss goals. Do your research and learn the answers to your questions. What is your body type? What type of healthy eating plan should you set? Which nutrients would be beneficial for your health? How can you work some exercising into your daily routine?
It’s true that most gyms and health clubs should change the way they run their business. They should try and make their visitors comfortable with any situation. But of course you can’t wait for health clubs to change. Making small changes in your lifestyle such as taking the stairs or walking for a few minutes a day will help you get started.
Or better, choose and try a home workout program that would fit into your individual needs. That way, you’ll be working your body in a healthy way without having to worry about ‘beautiful people’ around and you’ll also be improving your self-esteem. Doing home workout has lots of health and weight loss benefits as well as it makes things a lot easier for you. Especially if you are a busy person.
When the time comes, you can upgrade your fitness process into a club easily or maybe you’ll never need to.
If you want to learn how to find good home workouts and easy-to-follow diet plans, click on the related links below and read more.
Fat Loss 4 Idiots system (a different approach to use of real foods you eat every day)
Fat Burning Furnace (unique weight loss news story of the ‘formerly’ overweight couple)
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